Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A change within an intrusive igneous rock caused by the assimilation of portions of the surrounding rock.
  • noun A homomorphism that maps a mathematical system into itself.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In petrography, changes brought about within the mass of an intrusive igneous rock by contact with the intruded rock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geology The assimilation of surrounding rock by an intrusive igneous rock
  • noun mathematics A homomorphism that maps a system to itself

Etymologies

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endo- + -morphism

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